Phoebe Dynevor's New Netflix Movie Proves Her Bridgerton Exit Was For the Best

Phoebe Dynevor's New Netflix Movie Proves Her Bridgerton Exit Was For the Best
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Regency gowns and micro bangs are not all that Phoebe Dynevor can rock.

Bridgerton has brought us many sweet, emotional moments and new favorites, but it has given its cast members even more than that: the chance to rocket to stardom. While not globally popular before, the Bridgerton stars are now household names across the globe and feature prominently in various media outlets and fan discussions as the ultimate crushes.

The important thing for these lucky actors now is to handle their newfound fame wisely and avoid getting typecast for the rest of their careers. And Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, may just have pulled that off.

Her new Netflix project, Fair Play, which dropped on the platform on October 6, shows just how versatile she can be as an actress.

Fair Play Sheds New Light On Phoebe Dynevor

Fair Play is as far away from Bridgerton as you could possibly find. Yes, both are ultimately about relationships and make liberal use of sex scenes. But while in Bridgerton, passionate moments drive the romance, in Fair Play, sex is used to create suspense.

Phoebe Dynevor portrays Emily Meyers, a successful hedge fund analyst and the only woman in the firm. She is secretly dating a colleague (Alden Ehrenreich) and one day gets promoted over him, which has a devastating effect on their relationship.

So it's a high-octane narrative about a deeply toxic relationship, corporate greed, and power struggles that demands some heavy-duty character acting from the actors, and Phoebe pulls it off with aplomb.

Smart Career Move

Fair Play got positive reviews from critics and audiences alike and continues Dynevor's successful Netflix streak after Bridgerton and Bank of Dave.

With her choice of roles and projects, the star has shown that her acting chops and pop culture taste are pure gold. At this point, Dynevor is becoming an extremely valuable asset for Netflix.

While many fans are sad that Daphne will not be a part of Bridgerton Season 3, which the actress confirmed earlier this year, Dynevor's continued acting journey proves one thing: leaving Bridgerton was the right call for her.

A brief Bridgerverse cameo would never give Phoebe the same opportunity to flex her acting muscle as she got in Fair Play. If you want to put it that way, Dynevor has already given her all to the Shondaland series. And she needs to move on.

Whatever project the actress chooses next, we are sure her near-perfect role radar, impressive acting range, and captivating screen presence will give us plenty to enjoy.

Have you watched Fair Play yet?